Beauty and the Beast first came out on November 22, 1991. It's musical then followed it three years after, coming out on April 18th, 1994, and the show closed on July 29th, 2007.
-When a show closes, it's due to lack of money earned from it, or another show overpowering it. In this case, BATB closed because they wanted to make room for The Little Mermaid.
Facts about the show
- It's the first ever Disney-related show to be on Broadway
- Results from a poll showed that "Be Our Guest" was the most liked and popular song
- It was nominated for nine Tony Awards
- It was performed 5,461 times
Belle = Susan Egan (February 18th, 1970)
Beast/Adam = Terrence Mann (July 1st, 1951)
Maurice = Tom Bosley (October 1, 1927 - October 19th, 2010)
Gaston = Burke Moses (December 10, 1959)
Lefou = Kenny Raskin
Cogsworth = Heath Lamberts (December 15, 1941 – February 22, 2005)